Welcome to Hamilton and Shireen Class

I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our classes. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things that we are learning about.

Happy Learning!

Early Years Curriculum

The children develop through playing, exploring, active learning, creating, and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:

Prime

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language,
  • Physical Development

Specific areas

  • Literacy,
  • Maths,
  • Understanding the World,
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide meaningful contexts for learning, and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out many practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.

The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We love outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.

To read more about our Curriculum in Reception, look at our  EYFS medium-term planning

We use the EYFS statutory framework, and ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences that encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this.

      

 

Fireman Sam needs a dry glove!

We had a lovely time wearing our science jackets and getting our observation eyes on. We received a letter from Fireman Sam. He had a big problem. What material would we choose? Wood, metal, paper, fabric or plastic? As scientists we knew we could help Sam so we set...

Brrr it is cold in the Winter Season!

Hamilton class are wrapped up and ready for Winter. They have thick warm coats, woolly hats and gloves. Every day we go into the garden to play and we make sure that we are zipped up. If we get too cold we go into the warm classroom. On our Winter walk it snowed a...

This half term in Shireen Class.

This half term we have been doing lots of fantastic learning. Our topics have included Bonfire Night, Diwali, Autumn, Recycling, Looking after our teeth and Christmas. Our Understanding the World/History this half term was Bonfire Night and Remembrance. We learnt all...

Hamilton Class love learning and Christmas

The children are using their fine motor skills to mark make. Marking making starts with drawings, scribbles and then using the letters of the alphabet and finally using their phonics to write words and their names. Gross Motor skills support fine motor skills The...

Hamilton Class are learning all about healthy teeth.

Teeth are very important without them you would not be able to chew your food. We need to look after our teeth so this week we have been learning all about how to look after our teeth, what is healthy and unhealthy food to eat. We even made our own dentist surgery....

Musical Storytelling in Reception

This week Reception had a visit from Becky, a musical storyteller. She brought 2 instruments with her, a ukulele and a cello. Becky used these instruments to bring the story of Mikku and the Trees to life. This is an Estonian story about a man who one day goes into...

Festival Fun in Hamilton Class

We have celebrated three Festivals this Autumn. Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Diwali. We really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and his attempt to blow up Parliament. Bonfire Night: We really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and his attempt to blow up...

All about Bonfire Night.

This week in Reception we have been learning all about Bonfire Night and the history behind it. We have learnt the story and now understand why we celebrate Bonfire Night, we know how people may celebrate and we had a look at what the world was like 400 years ago when...

Lots of Learning in Reception.

This half term, we have been so busy with our wider curriculum learning. We have been learning about our community and and other connections we have in the world, how we have changed since being a baby, painted our self portraits and learnt about our senses....

The Seasons change from Summer to Autumn in Hamilton Class

We had many experiences, learning and playing in Hamilton Class. We really enjoyed learning about History and knowing about the past and the present. We brought our baby photos into school so we could compare them and see how we have changed? What do you think? Have...

Spring Term 2 Newsletter

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Spring Term 1 Newsletter

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Autumn 2 Newsletter

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Fireman Sam needs a dry glove!

Fireman Sam needs a dry glove!

We had a lovely time wearing our science jackets and getting our observation eyes on. We received a letter from Fireman Sam. He had a big problem. What material would we choose? Wood, metal, paper, fabric or plastic? As scientists we knew we could help Sam so we set...

Maths Lunch time clubs

Maths Lunch time clubs

At Lansbury Lawrence, children have the opportunity to take part in maths lunch time clubs with a different focus for each day. Year 3 is a very popular Timestable Rockstar club, which is always very well attended. Children really enjoy competing against themselves...

Numbots Winners!

Numbots Winners!

A fantastic end to term celebrating amazing numberfact progress with our Year 1 and 2 class winners with Numbots. Tagore and Goldsworthy classes saw certificates given for: most improved in numberbonds to 10 most improved in subtracting 2-digit numbers biggest...